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Custom Crafters

This module allows you to craft custom items using a special crafting table. Recipes are added by other Gamemode 4 Modules.

Custom Crafters
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Module TypeBase
Created bySparks
Last Updated byBloo, Sparks, and SpecialBuilder32
Complementary ModulesBlock Compressors, Record Craftings, Master Crafting, Disassemblers
Compatible MC Versions1.8+




A Custom Crafter enables other Gamemode 4 modules to add custom recipes, and supports multi-crafting and item nbt - unlike Minecraft's recipe system. Alone, this module adds no recipes. It can be used to add new items to the game without having to replace an existing one.

An example of a module adding recipes is Standard Crafting which adds recipes for horse armor and cobwebs, among other items. Another example is the Heart Canisters module, which adds a custom item that increases player health. The canisters themselves are textured player heads, which requires specific item nbt. See the Expansions section below for more modules that add recipes.

Multi-crafting is also supported by Custom Crafters, allowing multiple items to be crafted at the same time. This works as long as each non-empty slot has the same number of items and the resulting output does not exceed one stack.

A Custom Crafter can be disabled by powering the dropper with redstone.


To create a Custom Crafter, put the recipe of a dropper inside a dropper, and throw a crafting table on top of it. When broken, a Custom Crafter will drop the items that was used to create it.



Three step creation of a custom crafter

Technical DetailsEdit

Recipes in the Custom Crafter are processed every 0.8 seconds, 16 game ticks, or 8 redstone ticks.

If the stack size for crafting multiple items would result in an output with more than the resulting item stack would allow, the crafting recipe will not initiate. e.g. if a stone recipe would yield over 64 stone (due to multi-crafting), the recipe would not work. Another example is if a snowball recipe would yield over 16 snowballs.

Custom Crafters do not process recipes when empty or powered, meaning that leaving your Crafter empty when not in use is an excellent way to help reduce strain on the server.


Advancement Requirement
Clever Crafting
Construct a Custom Crafter from a Dropper
Be within 4 blocks of a Custom Crafter being created

Expansion Packs & Reliant ModulesEdit

The Custom Crafters module doesn't do anything on its own. Expansion packs for this module add custom crafting recipes to the game. Some reliant modules depend on this module in order to properly function, for example to craft some items.

Expansion PacksEdit

Reliant ModulesEdit

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Version Date Change
1.8 05 Feb 2015 Released Custom Crafters
12 Feb 2015 Fixed Custom Crafter workbench dropping
1.9 21 May 2016 Fixed crafting table bug
05 Jun 2016 Fixed bug where crafting table item is not deleted upon creation
Added "Clever Crafting" achievement[note 1]
1.13 19 Nov 2018 Added multi-crafting and empty slot check

Previous VersionsEdit

MC 1.8 VersionsEdit

The MC 1.8 Versions a Custom Crafter would only drop the crafting table upon breaking it; the 7 Cobblestone and 1 Redstone Dust used to craft it would be lost.

MC 1.9-1.12 VersionsEdit

Prior to 1.13, items in slots that should be empty would be ignored, causing the possibility of losing items. Additionally, Multi-Crafting was not available, so items could only be crafted in sets of 1.


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